I am writing a diary on job creation which should be done in the next few days. I stumbled across these numbers and thought they were important enough to stand alone. Consider this food for thought.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the US has lost 3.4 million high-paying jobs between 2000-2003 (the last year they have statistics). Comprising that total are:
100,000 Information and data processing jobs
Update [2005-7-17 22:1:48 by bonddad]:BEA LINK On this page goto section 6 income and employment by industry and click talbe 6.5A
200,000 Broadcast and telecommunications jobs,
205,000 Computer System Designer jobs,
2.8 million manufacturing jobs and
121,000 publishing jobs which include software.